Newcomers finally off the mark

Real North Notts A, the new boys in Worksop League Division Two, earned their first point of the season in a real battle with Manton Tigers.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2016, 7:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:01 pm

Tigers’ Ron Firth registered a hat-trick, but Real North Notts, who remain bottom, earned a creditable draw.

Dave Piper set Notts on their way with wins over Bill Bateman and Steve Beeston with teammates Jonno Blood and Lewis Linacre also defeating Beeston.

When Piper and Linacre won the doubles against Bateman and Firth, the draw was secured.

Leaders DTH Redlands X-Youth had a double boost. After defeating Manton Sports 8-2 earlier in the week, it was announced that Stanley Street B, the only team they had lost to, had pulled out of the competition.

That widened the gap between DTH Redlands and the chasing pack after Stanley’s results were wiped out.

The leader’s win against Manton came on the back of hat-tricks for both Clive Eden and Mark Bloomer with Jeff Reay having to settle for two wins over Keith Smith and Richard Robinson and a loss against James Weston. Smith and Weston teamed up to take the doubles against Eden and Bloomer, but it was too little too late.

Sparken Hill Eagles continue to chase X-Youth and like their title rivals still have a 100% record following Stanley Street’s withdrawal.

Eagles’ latest win came against DTH Redlands Rookies, who maintained their own 100% record as they were involved in an 8-2 scoreline for the sixth successive match.

Brian Allen and James Wormwell remained unbeaten in the singles for the Eagles, while Mark Fisher managed a solo win over Derek Piper, losing out to Chris Clemson and Chris Cutts. Wormwell and Fisher took the doubles .

In the battle of the two Worksop Welfare Snipers teams, Snipers C came out on top 6-4 over Snipers B. Despite the win for the C team, it was Mark Sansom, from Snipers B, who was man-of-the-match for beating all three C players — Ralph Rodda, George Makrakis and Adam Hamilton.

Sansom and Chris Tilstone won the doubles.

Perhaps the performance of the week came in Division One as title challengers DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys were beaten 7-3 by Manton Nomads.

Chris Cattell and Sarah Short did the damage as they both defeated all three Toys players — Steve Walker, Farrell Anthony and Steve Johnson. Cattell and Short beat Johnson and Anthony in four sets in the doubles.

Despite the loss, Fluffy Toys remain top but have played more games than the three teams behind them.

Other Division One Results: DTH Redlands Monsters 1 DTH Redlands Roosters 9, Stanley Street A 8 Worksop Welfare Snipers A 2.

Division Three: Worksop Welfare Cypriots B 5 Sparken Hill Blue Jays 5, Worksop Welfare Cypriots A 6 Sparken Hill Hawks 4, Worksop Owls 3 DTH Redlands Tarr Babies 7, Worksop Welfare Cypriots B 2 Worksop Welfare Cypriots A 8.